There is now other city like New York City to experienced from above.
Architecture that striking at first shot represent achievement, pride and pleasure for eyes.
It is concrete jungle but visible from above you get to see much more.
Walking NYC on foot will give you ground level experience but seeing this from the air is another story.
You cannot see that jungle and architecture from bottom up it is impossible.
Helicopter ride is the best option you can get to focus on pleasing architecture of NYC from above.